Hi all - have been absent from FF and all your wonderful blogs due to what I thought was a bad cold but turned out to be pneumonia. Have just hit "mark all as read" on the 3000 odd posts that had accumulated in my RSS reader but I hope to be catching up with all your reviews and recommendations from now on. I've missed you
PSA: An undetermined number of Ebrary and EBL e-books are not actually entire e-books. At a faculty member's request, we purchased an e-book via Ebrary, only to discover that some of the pages in said book are not available.
Further to the EBL / Ebrary books-missing-bits thread: here is a screenshot of an EBL book from Duke UP that was in our PDA catalogue (now removed so that it's not accidentally purchased). It says that Duke doesn't hold electronic rights to the material, but apparently EBL sees fit to sell it anyway.
Did something change with Google News? I'm testing out some searches for a class, looking for news reporting about the 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike. I'm trying to find news reports from September 2012, so I'm limiting by a custom date range and nothing is coming up. Is this just me?
re: ebooks. A faculty member found one this week that had no references in it. Argh. One of the chapters mentioned some articles he wanted to track down, but the citations were non-existent. At first I thought it was because of the ebook vendor (Routledge), but that made no sense. A colleague mentioned that books r doing away with citations.
Question for those of you who create videos and tutorials and things (e.g., interactive Captivate thingers): where do you host the tutorials/videos, e.g,. for the purpose of embedding in LibGuides, course management systems, etc.?
The Nursing faculty at MPOW have gotten into the habit of using RefWorks RefShare to share weekly course reading lists with their students. Since we are discontinuing our institutional support for RefWorks at the end of next summer, they need to find alternatives. Both Zotero and Mendeley provide "groups", which allow sharing of references...
I'm holding the 1st liaisons meeting tomorrow (we have never been coordinated as liaisons, per se. Used to be coordinated from the collections side....). Topic is outreach strategies. I have one speaker who has been with the same department for 20 years; one who has waaaay too many departments; and me, on general strategies. Can I pick your brains?